Director, Squad Architect at Fidelity Investments (Salt Lake City, UT)

| Salt Lake City, UT
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Job Description:

The Role

The purpose of the role is to define and deliver on the architecture in Advanced Process Solutions (APS). You will work closely with Tribes/Squads across APS to architect solutions that meet business priorities and initiatives. You will collaborate with engineering leaders and product architects to develop and implement cost optimization initiatives. You must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment on multiple opportunities and interacting with both technology and business partners. The ability to own responsibility for all aspects of application will be essential to your success.

The Expertise You Have and The Skills You Bring
  • BS or Master's in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems Engineering or Mathematics.
  • 10+ years of technology experience in defining and delivering on application or software architectures, architecture strategies, and solutions for distributed applications
  • 4+ years of hands-on cloud experience in Cloud (AWS and Azure)
  • Domain expert in serverless architecture, design, and implementation.
  • Proven track record to analyze business direction and problems, understand long term vision and risk in developing strategic technical solutions.
  • Work closely with Product/Application teams in technology evaluation, selection, recommendation, and configuration.
  • Solid understanding in all aspects of technical architecture (operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, cost optimization)
  • Demonstrated success in evaluating and implementing third party software products including open source and cloud-based products from vendors such as AWS, Microsoft or Google.
  • Certification(s) in Cloud-based (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.) Architecture preferred.
  • Experience in API patterns, scaling and resiliency architecture is critical.
  • Authoritative understanding of the agile development process and DevOps practices.
  • Experience of agile development cycle using Scrum, including backlog development, iteration planning, and iteration tracking.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to lead cross-team teamwork and partnerships across a variety of internal and external technology teams.
  • Hands-on experience in using public cloud service providers to deliver enterprise-scale solutions that are resilient, secure, and dynamic - "growth platforms and patterns"
  • Experience with build containers-based systems: Architecture, implementation and managing orchestration platform such as: Kubernetes, Docker, ECS.
  • Develop tagging framework(s) in collaboration with enterprise and scripts if vital, for cost analysis and reporting dashboards
  • You have implemented strategies in cloud technologies and practices, building applications using services such as AWS S3, EC2, Lambda, EMR, Cloud Formation. Experience with containers and well-grounded in the knowledge of engineering and continuous delivery practices.
  • You have the ability to work with abstract problem statements, play it back to gain consensus and draft architecture that covers business ask, technology and infrastructure.
  • You will identify, assess, and explain the technologies and trends that will matter most to Fidelity three to five years from now.
  • It is encouraged that the proposed Future State Architecture has been validated by a number of high-value proofs-of-concept (POCs). You have hands on experience in crafting POCs
  • You bring your passion for new technology and hunger to gain expertise quickly.
  • Your ability to synthesize multiple information sources.
  • You have shown expertise in your ability to drive target architecture for various solutions in the firm
  • Ability to work independently and lead multiple assignments at once.
  • Show experience in thought leadership in the architecture space and become a trusted partner within APS and the enterprise architecture community.
  • Drive architecture discussions, synthesize blueprints and get consensus from peers and partners
  • Ensure technology decisions follow architecture standards and strategies.
  • Co-ordinate with the development team in co-creating the story backlog that will drive the implementation
  • Lead the non-functional requirements like tagging standards, Reserved Instances, Instance type upgrades

The Team

Advanced Process Solutions is an organization focused on process improvements for Fidelity's critical business processes and driving significant improvements in those processes - both local to individual businesses and across the enterprise. This role is a key driver in building and enhancing our tool chest in our process redesign, engineering, and optimization efforts across the firm.


Company Overview

Fidelity Investments is a privately held company with a mission to strengthen the financial well-being of our clients. We help people invest and plan for their future. We assist companies and non-profit organizations in delivering benefits to their employees. And we provide institutions and independent advisors with investment and technology solutions to help invest their own clients' money.

Join Us

At Fidelity, you'll find endless opportunities to build a meaningful career that positively impacts peoples' lives, including yours. You can take advantage of flexible benefits that support you through every stage of your career, empowering you to thrive at work and at home. Honored with a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, we have been recognized by our employees as a Best Place to Work in 2022. And you don't need a finance background to succeed at Fidelity-we offer a range of opportunities for learning so you can build the career you've always imagined.

As a result of COVID-19, many of our associates are continuing to work remotely. When Fidelity employees eventually return to the office, our goal is for most people to work flexibly in a way that balances both personal and business needs with time onsite and offsite through what we're calling "Dynamic Working."

We invite you to Find Your Fidelity at

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that the most effective way to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce is to build an enduring culture of inclusion and belonging.

Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to participate in the application or interview process. To initiate a request for an accommodation, contact the HR Leave of Absence/Accommodation Team by sending an email to accommodations, or by calling 800-835-5099, prompt 2, option 2.
More Information on Fidelity Investments
Fidelity Investments operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Boston, MA and Covington, KY. Fidelity Investments was founded in 1946. It has 58848 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 206 open jobs at Fidelity Investments, click here.
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